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Dorna moves to cap price of World Superbike machinery

Matthew Birt, 18 January 2013 10:19

Dorna’s crusade to drive down costs in MotoGP will be mirrored in World Superbikes, with a price cap on machinery certain to be introduced for 2014. Now that Dorna controls both MotoGP and World Superbikes, CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta is spearheading a cost-cutting drive in both to counter the on-going impact of the global financial crisis. The Spaniard is also keen ...

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500cc four-stroke class to join World Superbike schedule?

Matthew Birt, 17 January 2013 11:18

A non-world championship category for 500cc four-stroke machinery could join the World Superbike schedule from 2015 onwards. With MotoGP rights owners Dorna now controlling World Superbikes too, plans to drastically reduce costs and the technical specification of machinery in WSB and World Supersport means the European Superstock 1000 and 600 classes look certain to be cut off the schedule in ...

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800s and 1000cc bikes to race against each other in 2012

Matthew Birt, 05 February 2010 16:59

800cc four-stroke machines could race against a batch of new 1000cc bikes in MotoGP in 2012, MCN can reveal. In a surprise development on the second and final day of testing at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia, Dorna boss Carmelo Ezpeleta confirmed to MCN that he fully expected a split grid of 800cc and 1000cc bikes in 2012. It was ...

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WSB promoters issue warning to Dorna

Gary Pinchin, 26 July 2009 12:29

WSB series promoter Infront Motor Sports has issued a press statement, effectively a shot across the bows, telling Dorna to ditch any idea of introducing production-based 1000cc machinery alongside the existing MotoGP machinery. The reaction comes in the wake of a proposal last week by Dorna boss Carmelo Ezpeleta, suggesting manufacturers might lease 1000cc production-based engines to privateer teams to ...

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